Marcus Jones named Special Teams Player of the Week after epic return

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Marcus Jones’ Superman act just earned him a big-time honor.

The Patriots rookie was named the AFC’s Special Teams Player of the Week, per a release from the team, after his last-second 84-yard touchdown downed the New York Jets last Sunday in jaw-dropping fashion.

The play marked Jones’ first ever NFL touchdown and the league’s first punt-return of the season overall, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. The 2022 third-round pick now has the second-most punt-return yards in football (283) and the second-highest average yards per return (16.65).

Jones also becomes the second Patriot this year to earn Special Teams Player of the Week, joining Nick Folk (Week 8).

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